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The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes

The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes


The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:23 AM PDT

Seriously, don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

UVA suspect investigated in '03 assault

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:06 AM PDT

The man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was also investigated for sexual assault when he was in college more than a decade ago.

Court sidesteps gay marriage, for now

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:30 AM PDT

The Supreme Court is staying silent -- for now -- on whether it will review the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, which has rapidly evolved into one of the most important social debates of our time.

Hong Kong leaders stand firm

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:07 AM PDT

A high-ranking Chinese official has denounced the mass protests in Hong Kong as "illegal acts" and reiterated China's view that what happens in the special administrative region is purely a domestic matter.

Why Hong Kong, China are at odds

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 03:57 AM PDT

Jim Sciutto explains the relationship between China and Hong Kong and explores the "one country, two systems" doctrine.

Girl found after 12 years

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 02:55 AM PDT

Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely in Mexico, and her mother was arrested there, according to the FBI.

Top Mexican drug lord caught

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:16 AM PDT

Troops closed in on one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords Wednesday, nabbing him at a seafood restaurant in a popular tourist destination.

The Bronx: Where Poe hung out

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:59 AM PDT

About 8.4 million people can rightfully call themselves New Yorkers, according to 2013 census data. There are no official numbers to back this up, but it'd be a pretty solid bet to say that an awful lot of them have never spent much time exploring the Bronx beyond Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Bronx Botanical Gardens and maaayyybe going out for a plate of manicotti and some tiramisu on Arthur Avenue.

'Osama bin Laden,' 'Jesus' on ballot

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:51 AM PDT

In Brazilian elections, candidates turn to oddball campaign ads to grab voters' attention. Shasta Darlington reports.

11 most amazing train stations

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:02 AM PDT

Whether they're blasting over the tracks in Germany or Japan, trains offer travelers a chance to sit back and relax as they ride through some of the world's most incredible scenery.

Mom shames class-skipping teen

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:33 AM PDT

A mother surprises her daughter at school after she's caught ditching class. KTWO reports on the mother's "gotcha" film.

Seeking others who may have been with patient

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:13 AM PDT

Texas health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have crossed paths with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.

Patient's partner quarantined

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:03 AM PDT

The partner of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is quarantined in her Dallas apartment where Duncan became sick with the virus after his trip to Liberia, the woman told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Gupta answers Ebola questions

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:36 AM PDT

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is at the CDC and answers your questions about Ebola.

How virus spreads

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 06:13 AM PDT

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.

Can America handle the truth?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:16 AM PDT

Eric Liu says patriotism isn't about denying your country's faults, but about loving it and pointing to how it could get better

Ebola in U.S.: We better fix this

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:03 AM PDT

Running at full speed since the summer, a lab with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testing blood samples collected by American hospitals on patients they suspected of having Ebola, has returned a negative result in every case. Until Tuesday.

Huntsman: Why China won't budge

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:53 AM PDT

The remarkable display of civil disobedience by hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens reflects a profound sense of desperation that has grown as China has closed off all political options and made it increasingly clear that it intends to call the shots.

Sex? Not until you get formal 'yes'

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Pepper Schwartz says California is trying, but its law requiring step-by-step consent is just not the way hot and heavy sex proceeds on college campuses.

Iraq stupidity, Afghan courage

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Yep. You read the headline right.

Turkey OKs military hits on ISIS

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:19 AM PDT

As ISIS militants close on Turkey, a NATO member and U.S. ally, its Parliament is expected to vote today on whether to join the fight against the militants.

NFLer focus of sex assault probe

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 10:11 AM PDT

The NFL, already under a spotlight for its handling of domestic violence cases, now has one of its players under investigation for an alleged sexual assault last month.

Jury mistake frees drunken driver

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:34 AM PDT

A jury mistakenly gave probation instead of a decade in prison for a drunk driving crash where a child lost his leg.

Ferguson grand jury misconduct?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:50 AM PDT

Prosecutors in St. Louis County, Missouri, are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the Ferguson shooting hasn't heard enough to warrant charging the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Whoops! Banksy graffiti erased

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:30 AM PDT

A local council scrubs a Banksy mural highlighting anti-immigration rhetoric off a wall after a complaint that it is racist.

Shocking tip left for awful service

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:47 AM PDT

One couple in Iowa leaves a waiter with a surprise tip.

Royals: Back off Prince George

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Lawyers for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have sent letters to two photographers asking them to stop following the couple's son, Prince George, and his nanny around public parks, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

New mom sues over lab mix-up

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:48 AM PDT

At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm from the wrong donor with the wrong ethnicity.

What is enterovirus?

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 03:20 PM PDT

A respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68 has sent hundreds of children to the hospital. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains.

Secret Service chief Julia Pierson quits

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 03:42 AM PDT

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

... failure to reveal was likely 'final straw'

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:54 AM PDT

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks since a man with a knife managed to jump the White House fence and get into the East Room, a source tells CNN.

Surf legend: World is a scary place now

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 03:19 AM PDT

He grew up in a surfing party town on the U.S. "space coast" and has conquered waves in some of the world's most exotic locales, but these days Kelly Slater comes across more like an eco-warrior than a stereotypical beach dude.

Saving the Flying Fortress

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 05:53 AM PDT

A winged piece of history sits parked at a small airport.

Drone gets up close to erupting volcano

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 07:27 AM PDT

Drone footage captures Iceland's Bárdarbunga volcano erupting. It was too dangerous to be approached by manned aircraft.

4-year-old's insults to mom go viral

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:36 AM PDT

4-year-old's hilarious insults zing mom! Jeanne Moos reports on "momhead" video that has moms laughing their heads off.

Reporter unfazed by haunted houses

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 04:37 AM PDT

Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, contains eight haunted houses, more than 100 scary characters and one fearless reporter.

Signspotting around the world: Funny fails

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 01:17 AM PDT

As much as we try to communicate clearly, there is much fun to be had when we fail -- and it's never clearer than with signage gone wrong around the world.

It's a girl!

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 08:26 AM PDT

It's official: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents!

North Korea digging tunnels to South?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:33 AM PDT

General Hahn Sung-Chu never believed North Korea could dig a tunnel to Seoul - until now. He says three tunnels have been detected.

North Korea digging tunnels to South?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:33 AM PDT

General Hahn Sung-Chu never believed North Korea could dig a tunnel to Seoul - until now. He says three tunnels have been detected.

Report: N. Korea completes upgrade at space center

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 02:53 AM PDT

New images of North Korea's main satellite launch site show that an upgrade allowing for larger rockets has been completed, raising the possibility of a fresh launch within the year, a new report says.

Is Kim Jong Un lying low?

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:43 AM PDT

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.

N. Korean media: Kim feels 'discomfort'

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 02:54 AM PDT

North Korean says leader Kim Jong Un feels 'discomfort' - is something more sinister at play? Expert Victor Cha on CNN.

American detained

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 12:33 AM PDT

South Korean marines detained an American man on the bank of a river bordering North Korea late Tuesday, according to a South Korean Defense Ministry official and a senior U.S. State Department official.

Photos N. Korea didn't want you to see

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 02:54 AM PDT

ISIS

Posted: 02 Oct 2014 01:07 AM PDT

Is a possible threat to an ancient tomb at the heart of Turkey's debate whether to step up its role in the fight against ISIS?

Mila Kunis

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:14 PM PDT

It's official: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents!

Michael Dunn verdict

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 04:28 PM PDT

Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Missing girl found

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 07:48 PM PDT

Greg Allen's obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities.

Julia Pierson

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 04:28 PM PDT

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

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